Industries follow the trends. In the 1990s, when Low carb diets became so popular, companies began offering “low carb options”. Low carb yogurts were on the grocery shelves and low carb wraps were on fast food menus. When we re-learned whole wheat was healthier than its more popular processed cousin, white bread, bread companies began offering “white-wheat” or “wheat” breads, that were brown in color to attract the partially informed consumer, but were not actually whole-wheat and still filled with additives.
Now “green” is all the rage. Foods and beauty products use green fonts and the term “eco”, to make you think you are getting a natural, environmentally friendly, and therefore safe product. But marketing is a cunning machine. Sexy green labels may boost sales, but the products are often just has hazardous, chemical-laden as they were when their container looked differently.
It’s like putting polka dots and clown cartoons on matches and then assuming they’re fun for kids
We, as consumers, continuously purchase canned products, reheat left overs in the Styrofoam containers they were conveniently stored in, and drink water out of plastic bottles even though all leach cancer-causing chemicals in to the food they contain.
Labels tout ‘made using 30% less plastic’, ‘no added salt’, or “healthy white wheat”, making us think we are purchasing something healthy and good for the environment, when actually, their consumption is detrimental. (zoom in on “healthy bread” ingredients)
So demand REAL and SAFE FOOD and the industry will meet your demands. Prices will fall, local industry will thrive and we as a nation will lose weight, become healthier and we’ll all live happily ever after.